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Commission studies Wildcats deal

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The South Georgia Wildcats want a long-term contract to stay in Albany, but city commissioners had questions about the deal the Wildcats want.

Team leaders met with city commissioners for an hour and a half about a five-year contract proposal the team offered.

Some commissioners raised questions about the team's proposal to pay a flat fee of $2,400 per game to rent the Civic Center.

That would allow the team to budget their costs better, but some commissioners worry the costs could grow and leave the city with a large bill, others say there's not a line waiting to use the center. 

"We've been here for five years, we know exactly what it costs to put on a game," said Wildcats General Manager Ryan Nolen. "I think we can move forward and get a little clarification on that."

"The opportunity costs, I guess because you don't really know what you could be renting the facility out for, for something else. Obviously, if you've got a Wildcats game Saturday night are you missing out on a concert you could have," said Albany Commissioner Bob Langstaff.

Still other commissioners raised questioned what would happen if the league folds, and some were concerned about the potential of tying up the Civic Center with the team for up to eight years if they accept the 5-year deal with a 3-year extension option.  Despite the questions most commissioners supported the measure.

Commissioners decided to continue the discussion at their next meeting later this month.

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